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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, have approved Phase II of the Gilchrist Hall project -- schematic design, project description and budget for renovation and restoration. UNI plans to bid the renovation work in July, following completion of the asbestos-abatement work currently underway. The project is expected to be completed in June 2008. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml.
STUDENT MINIMUM-WAGE INCREASE REPORT AND APPROVAL FORM:
Due to the April 1 minimum-wage increase to $6.20, some departments may choose to change the wage rates of students currently above the minimum wage. A new Student Assignment Approval Listing report is now available for this purpose. Another new report, Students Below Minimum Wage, lists students whose rates automatically will be raised to the minimum by Payroll. For more information on these reports, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED:
The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is once again photographing academic activities for use in admissions publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking for a variety of lab, field experience, traditional classroom, arts, sciences, business and technology photo opportunities. We want to feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help UM&PR represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times, location and a brief description of the activity to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWING FROM GILCHRIST G PARKING AREA:
Effective Monday, March 19, the Department of Public Safety will tow unauthorized vehicles from the G parking area in the Gilchrist Lot. The G parking area encompasses the furthest north row of parking. The only vehicles authorized to park in these reserved stalls are those with G permits. All others will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you have visitors coming to campus, make sure they are aware of this. The tickets will not be dismissed and the towing fee will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner. For more information, contact the Parking Division at 3-2710.
CAMPUS ROOM RESERVATION CHANGE:
Room reservations that have been administered previously through the University Event Coordination Office will now be reserved through Maucker Union. Contact Mike Bobeldyk at 3-5888 or email@example.com. To request space in GBPAC, UNI-Dome or McLeod Center, contact those facilities directly.
123 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:
Although these machines are slightly older technology (three years old) they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations on campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget allocation; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by/or benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. To submit a request, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2007Notice.htm. The deadline is noon, Friday, April 20.
HY-VEE PURCHASING CARD:
The Cedar Falls Hy-Vee requires an identification card similar to a charge card for all charges made at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee. Cards will be issued in the university’s name specific to an individual or a department. The actual charge and payment process will not change from the current method. The process change is an effort to protect the university from individuals charging to our accounts without authorization. Forms to request cards are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/index.shtml and must be approved by an appropriate department head or authorized individual.
UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:
The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of athletic training services/clinical instructor. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
VOLUNTEER FOR PUBLIC RADIO:
KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located on the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.
FAMILY WEEKEND DATE SET:
The dates for Family Weekend 2007 are Oct. 26 through Oct. 28.
NEW PHONE NUMBER AT JPEC:
The main office phone for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has changed to 3-JPEC (3-5732).
PASSPORT TO PREXY'S PRIZE WINNERS:
Jeff Heim is the grand prize winner in the Passport To Prexy's promotion. Jeff won a Spring Break Survival Kit. Christy Haas and Ken Bauer won $5 gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who participated.
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in CBB 3. Registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail email@example.com.
HUMAN PARTICIPANTS REVIEW:
Ever wonder, "what is the Institutional Review Board?" or "when am I required to submit my project for IRB review?" The next Office of Sponsored Programs Brown Bag session will introduce beginners to the IRB process at UNI, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in the CME (109 MAU). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6148.
WHAT SHOULD AN A BE?
Is it too easy to get an A? What Should an A be, anyway? From noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Student Involvement & Activity Center Conference Room (second floor of Maucker Union), there will be a roundtable discussion of different approaches to grading and the meanings of different letter grades. Faculty are invited to bring their own grading guidelines, or other sets of grading criteria to share with colleagues. The goal of the discussion is not to reach consensus about an ideal approach to grading, but rather to consider different approaches and examine the underlying assumptions that guide our own grading decisions. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at email@example.com.
CRITICAL THINKING AND NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM:
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the SIAC Conference Room in Maucker Union, John Johnson, UNI professor of history, will discuss how he addresses critical-thinking issues through the use of newspapers in his capstone class, "Analysis of Contemporary Social Issues." The public is invited. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. If possible, RSVP for a handout count. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HR BENEFITS OPEN HOUSE:
Human Resources is hosting a benefits open house for all UNI employees. Department benefits specialists and representatives from TIAA/CREF and Wellmark BC/BS will be available to answer questions and discuss coverage options. Open house times and dates are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29. Sessions will take place in Maucker Union Ballroom C. For more information, call Brittany at 3-2450.
IMAGING, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND WORKFLOW SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATIONS:
The fire in Gilchrist Hall has prompted an increased interest in looking at these types of products. The sessions are open to all UNI faculty and staff and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom B. Vendor demonstrations include Hershey Systems on Tuesday, March 27, and OnBase-Hyland Software on Thursday, March 29. A short evaluation of the products demonstrated will be encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/imaging or contact email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE:
TIAA CREF is offering a free financial education seminar, "Your Retirement Income Options," for those within 18 months of retirement. The seminars are at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, or at noon Wednesday, April 11, in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room. Each will last approximately one hour. Because seating will be limited, registration is required. To register or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a TIAA CREF consultant (regardless of your stage in your career) visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.
HP3800 COLOR PRINTER CARTRIDGES:
The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program has three brand-new color ink cartidges for a HP3800 Printer. The colors are yellow (Q47582A), cyan (Q7581A) and magenta (Q7583A). Contact Latricia at (319) 433-1261 if you are interested in a departmental transfer of the cartridges.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP:
"UNI's American Democracy Project" is sponsoring a faculty/staff development workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement" from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 5 through 7. A $100 stipend will be provided. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Monday, May 7, summer hours for university offices are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 10. Please inform staff who do not have e-mail access of these summer hours.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
COSMOS & COSMETICS:
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is sponsoring an open house for Arbonne Cosmetics from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, at The Stuffed Olive, 115 Main St., Cedar Falls. Come for the event, and stay for food and drinks. Various door prizes and free massages will be given away. Open to the public. Enjoy free trials of Arbonne Cosmetics products available for men and women.
SIFE is sponsoring a Community Night Fundraiser at Wendy's in Cedar Falls, from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21. Your participation will help the UNI SIFE team attend its annual Regional Competition in April. You could win a free meal, but you must attend to find out how. Bring friends, family members or anyone you know to increase your chances of winning.
The theme for this year's Latino Ball is La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet). This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, in the Commons Ballroom. UNI Capoeira Club and The International Dance Theater will provide entertainment. Learn about Latino/Hispanic culture in a fun atmosphere. There will be free food, drinks and admission. This event is semi-formal. Presented by Hispanic/Latino Student Union.
PANTHER PURSUIT FUNDRAISER:
The spring semester philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is Panther Pursuit. Compete in Halo, DDR, Mario Kart, and Guitar Hero for prizes. The entry fee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit Jamie and Jim's Kids. Competition is from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:
Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama and puppet workshops for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning April 2. For more information, including class schedules and registration fees, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html
Baseball hosts Loras College at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, at Waterloo Riverside Stadium. Softball hosts North Dakota State in a double header on Thursday, March 22. The games start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Panther Park.
ROD LIBRARY EXHIBITS:
March exhibits celebrate 30 years of the UNI Women's Studies Program and Women's History Month. A third exhibit highlights the 30th anniversary of the UNI Cooperative Education and Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays.
"DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU! POLITICAL CARTOONS OF WWII":
On display through May 20 at the University Museum.
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:
A screening of "When the Sea Rises" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in SRL 115. This French-Belgian film tells the story of Irène, a 45-year-old actress traveling from one small town to another with her one-woman show, "Dirty Business." Awards won by this film include Best First Film, Prix Louis Delluc Best First Film, Best Actress, César Awards. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.
THURSDAZE MOVIE -- 'HAPPY FEET'
"Happy Feet," starring Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. A penguin, who cannot sing, is born into the world of the Emperor Penguins who find their soul mates through song. But this penguin can tap dance something fierce. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
STUDENT FILM FEST:
NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is screening documentary programs at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, and narrative programs at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information, contact Francesca Soans at 3-6309 or at email@example.com.
WRC INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 26 through 28, WRC Room 101. Tournament play begins West campus fields, Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. start. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available at the WRC Room 101.
WRC INTRAMURAL OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:
Registration forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of March 18. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19 through 21, in WRC 101. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the WRC south courts. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee.
HONOR CODE PRESENTATIONS:
The Honor Code Task Force invites faculty and staff to attend one of two open meetings to learn about a proposed honor code that will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate this spring. Meetings will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, contact Otto MacLin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN'S HISTORY PANEL DISCUSSION:
The 30th anniversary celebration for the Women's & Gender Studies Program will continue at noon, Wednesday, March 21, in Baker 161, with a panel discussion on "The Intervening Years of Women's & Gender Studies." Panelists include faculty and staff members Martha Reineke, Victoria DeFrancisco, Karen Entz, Cynthia Goatley, Susan Hill, Alice Swensen and Annette Lynch. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the celebration.
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 115, Gabrielle Kuenzli, assistant professor of history, will present "Aymara Participation in the 1899 Civil War in Bolivia: Race War or Liberal Mobilization?" The event is free and open to the public.
LIBERAL ARTS CORE INPUT:
UNI faculty are invited to provide input concerning the Liberal Arts Core at the remaining scheduled open forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 21, in SRL 120. The Liberal Arts Core Committee is looking at ways to improve the LAC and encourage all interested faculty to attend. Even if you do not teach a course in the LAC, your input would be valuable to the committee. For information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/.
MEASURING COLLEGE READINESS AND USING ACT INFORMATION TO ASSIST WITH ADVISING STUDENTS:
From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the CME Conference Room (upper level of Maucker Union), the UNI Academic Advising Association (UNI ACADA) is hosting Charles Ramos, director of Postsecondary/Business Services ACT Midwest Region, for the presentation "ACT: Measuring College Readiness and Using ACT Information to Assist with Advising Students." Ramos presented to the Board of Regents several months ago and visited UNI last fall to speak with Deans and the Council on Teacher Education on a similar topic. For more information, contact David Marchesani at email@example.com or 3-3406.
An artist's lecture will be presented by Alec Soth at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KAB 111. Alec Soth is a highly acclaimed young photographer whose work has been included in both the Whitney and Sao Paolo Biennials. His book of photographs, "Niagara," was awarded the 2006 Golden Light Book Award, and in 2003 he received the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.
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